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CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 2:30pm EST
and have a great day. >> on tuesday see, calling from omaha, neb.. >> i was just thinking about this. i don't want to take anyone's guns away, but i want people to realize that it started 50 or 60 years ago with politicizing and propagandizing from the nra. it goes back to money. makes me so mad they use their amendment to say look at our cause. when the president talked after that incident, he said the best resolution is to put guns in all schools. it was just furthering his cause to get money. it is for a well formed militias. at the time when this amendment was written, we had muskets. we did not have bullets that could shoot 100 bullets in the second and put it in perspective -- and not saying take away guns. is as relevantry to them as to why they have a gun, but sometimes, because of the politicization of it, we can't even have a discussion. i want people to understand everybody's view is coming from a place to help. not to take away guns. there is the extreme left in the extreme right, but the nra has taken away our chance to have a meaningful discussion in this country. >> thank you
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:35pm EST
is interesting about technology is that we do a pretty good job of catching up to the basics. we don't do a very good job of genius, all right. if you take a look at google news, many of you use google news, it does a pretty good job of assembling the obvious stuff. it doesn't have a lot of insight. the role of journalists in my view is the role of insight. it will be a long time. here is an example. we had a project inside of google to write things. i suggested, by the way, you could have it write a paper and then you can have it add 7% and then another 7%. it would produce infinitely long papers. it looked at the information and assembles it. it did a pretty good job of a bad author. if you read it and have a good author, you can see the difference. this is where we are. it may be that 50 years from now, the systems will be so powerful that they can replicate the kind of special insight that journalists and reporters and people who are practitioners have, but it will be a long time before that's the case. >> on that reassuring note, thank you. >> thank you very much. [applause]>> at that same
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am EST
be opposed to them? >> i don't believe that anyone should hold the american people hostage for a ranssome that they couldn't get in the ballot box. and that's what we see being done with the whole issue of the debt ceiling. for things we did we borrowed money. in fact, republicans and democrats alike passed these budgets and now republicans are saying they don't want to pay for the thing that is they voted for in these previous budgets. that to me is not the way you run government once again and to allow someone to play political mischief, to put preconditions on a balanced deal by saying we're going to ask for a ransom devastating cuts to social security and medicare, in order to cover costs to things like the bush tax cuts, unpaid for wars in iraq and afghanistan don't make sense. so i agree with the president. the american people should not be held hostage with this game of using the debt ceiling as a way to try to extract what you couldn't get through the ballot box. and i would urge the president to move forward and continue to have the economy grow, let the government move forward.
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 8:35pm EST
interesting. there are 3 million jobs today in america that cannot be filled because we don't have the skills for them. mackenzie interviewed companies and 40% of them said they have jobs to offer, but they cannot find skilled workers. they predict by 2020 around the world there will be 85 million high and medium level jobs that will not have people with the right skills. the point is, what should business do and what is business doing? business should be creating apprenticeships. business opportunities for entry-level people, not as part of philanthropy, but because they know that in order to survive for the long term, they need to create opportunities. rolls-royce for instance. for 20 years that had the rolls- royce academy, where they pay people for their first two years to only be an apprentice. that are not going to school for two years and being paid. they go through all of the divisions of rolls-royce, and then they either make it or they don't, but right now, 40% of top management had gone through that apprenticeship program. rolls royce 20 years ago realized they needed to train peop
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:30am EST
. but we have our problems, and these include environmental degradation, we don't have enough clean water, we don't have an of clean energy to support a growing population. we have not develop the technologies to solve those problems. here at home we have a very high unemployment rate. and of course, we have a generation of aging baby boomers, like myself, who are wondering how we are going to support ourselves and our retirement. these are all big problems. my thesis is that we will get much further toward solving them if we can engage the power of the private sector to contribute to peace and prosperity. i tell people, i love corporations. i study them the way jane goodall studies chimpanzees. and i appreciate their potential to help solve those problems, to provide jobs to people who need to make a living, and provide decent investment returns. to come up with the technologies that can help us have a more sustainable future where we are in harmony with the environment and the planet. a lot of corporations are doing those things, but not as well as corporations could. corporations could
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
to think more about women, i don't know. >> well, we must let people eat. so please join me in thankinging lynn for us. >> thank you. >> next, a foreign on state and federal marijuana laws. then a discussion on combating terrorism and national security laws. after that, google executive eric schmidt taking about the latest innovations. >> tomorrow on "washington journal," atlantic editor at large steve clemons and gary schmitt discuss former nebraska senator chuck hagel. and we talk about the book "breakout nations" exploring what makes economies breakout or break down. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern live on c-span. >> now a discussion about legalizing marijuana and federal state relations. colorado and washington state recently legalized the recreation nal use of marijuana but it continues to be illegal under federal law. this brookings event is just over an hour and a half. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> welcome, everybody. thank you very much for coming. my name is jonathan roush. i'm a
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am EST
levels from top to bottom. when we talk about organizing a around a singular principal, i don't think the solution is necessarily to consolidate around existing labor movements. it is not necessarily to formulate a third party platform. the solution is to use these tools and use these bodies in order to consolidate power and to use that power to challenge the way in which decisions are made fundamentally. >> i would like to have time for questions from the audience. please go to one of the of mikes so it can be sure to hear you. i will alternate between mikes as long as we have people at them. >> do you think cooperation does not work in this country because people do not know what it means? non-cooperation, civil disobedience. >> and if not, why not? >> in this country. i believe it should work, that is the only way to help in this country, but it does not really work. >> it works, if you get the numbers. the important thing is about building numbers. and sustaining it. but it certainly works. worked in the labor movement. the problem is it destroyed all of the radical movements. i w
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
to cut my particular item on the budget, they don't want to cut anything. so it's not clear if they really believe in it. based on the best data i have when writing this book lowest 10% and highest 30%. so lib tarnse if they were conscious and political, they could be a big movement. it could be a group of people that have a lot of influence in politics but they are not organized that way right now. >> what you might not know sunday night at 8:00 on c-span q&a. >> the inspector general overseeing reconstruction efforts in afghanistan said the u.s. risks losing billions of dollars without proper oversight of the projects. those remarks same at the same time that president karzai. this is 50 mens. >> thank you very much. and thank you very much for everyone showing up this afternoon. they were very generous comments and i am honored to be here today at the stimson center, an institution named for and inspired by a man who helped to guide the nation through some of the most difficult challenges that we have ever faced. and an organization that i remember calling upon for guidan
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
, it pursues it and in the course of doing so it reacts to incentives and pressure. we don't approve of its method but we understand its goals. iran is a familiar problem one with which we have plenty of experience. during the cold war, we managed decent prosperity in europe and asia containing armed soviet union and china. the principle is clear and we are still guaranteeing decent prosperity in asian with a north korea regime that is armed and on a weekly basis threatens to set villages on fire. it is known for its instability and support for terrorism. in that situation has been going on for over two decades and yet, there is a stable containment situation in which the indian economy has been prospering. it is often argued that iran is different because they the iranian regime is irrational. so much so it is impervious to the logic. it is assumed that iran's aim is to start a nuclear armageddon the minute it gets nuclear weapons. it is mandated to do so. there are plenty of american politicians that believe in the happen church but that does -- rapture. if iranians were driven in their f
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
history program. >> we don't see you in these interviews. >> it's by choice. i remember going to a festival of the book and listened to david halberstam. it was 2005, 200 -- before i got that job. i'm not in it anymore. and he was talking about the best interview. he said the best interviewer disappears. and i thought what i would do was to disappear. that my job would be to help the interviewee recall events to encourage them and create a zone of comfort and to disappear. the goal was for this to be video that could be used for documentaries in the future as well as for use in the museum. you don't want to see me. >> in 1:32, alexander butterfield, you interviewed him in 2008, today he's 86 years old. let's watch. [video clip] >> he didn't go to the residence very often. when he left the office he went to the e.o.b. and he had dinner over there. four nights out of five. he only went to the residence if the young people were coming over, the children, with their spouses or boyfriend or girlfriend or whatever, or someone was going to be there, a friend. so otherwise when he lef
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 4:50pm EST
that you pay your mortgage or you don't. because of that, the securities trade at market. they reflect the fact that there are huge problems in that community. i brought one slide in. right now is a perfect time to put the slide up. just to frame this. just so i can see it here. if that is ok. from one underage fannie mae's third quarter. this is the united states view of the p.l.s. sector with respect to the portion of the bonds they own. they own some of those bonds and under their rules they tell us what they think about the underlying mortgages and these are the numbers you want to look at. fannie mae says there is about $28 billion on their balance sheet, exposure to mortgages in this sector. they expect a 50% default rate. this is before. going forward on their existing holdings. 50% default rate and when it defaults and goes into foreclosure, they expect a 66% loss under that mortgage. half the mortgages, 2/3 of the principal written down. it tells you fannie mae believes there are roughly 2.25 more foreclosures coming. we think fannie and freddie and the banks have other avenue
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
gave to the a.f.l.c.i.o. in 1961. we don't need two movements. if you would agree to desegregate unions, we would have one movement. they rejected him and rejected that offer. andy young tells a story in the introduction to a book called "the closing door" and he says, you know, after king was assassinated, the johnson administration came with affirmative action and at the time, you may have read if not remembered, the civil rights movement, martin luther king had turned to full employment and poor people's campaigns as a principal demand. and the johnson administration, rather than coming up with full employment came up with affirmative action. you won't see eyes on the prize, black people marching on the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, native americans, that was the division. when affirmative action happened, we knew it would only help the upper middle class within the black community, a very small percentage of african-americans kids were going to go to these elite colleges that affirmative action wa
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
, it's sort of glasses that they don't put it right in your eye. they put it right above. they can show a video. we have been experimenting what this could be used for. there are obvious uses in your daily lives. we never had a device that records or could record what you saw contemporaneously. think about it. >> so how will we use it? we don't know. not crashing into doors because we're looking at our glasses. >> hopefully there will be telemetry that will tell you you're about to trip. when you have the digital world that tells what the analog world is doing. people fixing eyeglasses and medical applications to more interesting ones involving performers who show the audience what they say in addition to when the audience sees at a performance. there are many, many creative things. you just saw at the new york fashion show where some of the models were wearing this. you looked at what -- one of the eye catching literally trends. another was the whole idea of driverless cars. >> the driver has been doing something else. >> so you know, it's a lexus 450 and there is a button. and you tak
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am EST
health agency for the federal government, makes recommendations, but they don't mandate. host: historic in the washington times. the headline is -- it says, how do we adequately respond? is there a role for the federal government to respond to the number of outbreaks that we are seeing? guest: the federal government is very much involved. the cbc is an extraordinary agency that does tracking, that provides in certain situations where vaccinations, for example with individual that don't have access to vaccination, the n.i.h plays a major role in development of vaccines. if you are asking does the federal government have a role or make a contribution to the tracking, control, and treatment and prevention of influenza? the answer is yes. they invest a considerable amount of resources. host: let's go back to your role in coming up with some sort of concoction of this vaccination. how do you determine that? guest: it is interesting that when you get a seasonal -- every know, very productive. this year looks like it will be severe. when you look back currencies no influenza, you can get a pre
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
want to say that as much as i enjoy my gun rights i don't totally agree with wayne lapierre. as a matter of fact, i stay out of the n.r.a. because it is more political than protecting my rights, in my opinion. but i do feel that these outleft-handish attacks on -- outland i outlandish attacks on gun owners and my enjoyment they want to get rid of assault rifles. i have to say a bolt action and se rifle are two different things. when i shoot i enjoy shooting with a semiauto so my shoulder doesn't get broke. i'm not a hunter but i do enjoy shooting. i enjoy protecting myself and having the right to but that is my responsibility. host: how do you strike the balance? clearly you are right in the second amendment rights of the constitution. caller: i was just about to get that if i own a gun i can disarm it. that was the mother's gupn that her mother killed her with. i don't put mine in a case and if i did i would be smart enough to disable it if someone couldn't use it. it is personal responsibility but i don't see the n.r.a. going after that. it is strictly that i can own my gu
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
out to a number of clients. it is the academic and think tank community. we don't have all the answers. that is one reason why i came here to talk. we, the experts think, we are doing right thing in our wallets, investigations, and our targets in afghanistan. i hope that works and of that is one reason why i am here today is to talk to many of you. we s sigar need to get our job right. -- we at sigar need to get our job right by ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. and are protected from waste, fraud, and abuse. if we don't get it right, then those lives and that treasurer we have spent our last 11 years will have been wasted. it will have been spent in vain. that is something that i can give you a commitment today -- i and my staff will do everything in our power to ensure that does not happen. thank you very much. i look forward to answering any questions. [applause] >> [inaudible] >> somebody have a question? if not i will leave. oh, ok. >> in the past decade, we have seen all sorts of accounts, both the strengths and weaknesses of the government relied on the private se
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00am EST
percent of women. so how to get american boards to think more about women, i don't know. >> ok. well, we must let people eat. so please join me in thanking lynn. >> thank you. [applause] >> next a forum on state and federal marijuana laws. then a discussion on combating terrorism and national security. after that a look at the projected cuts in defense spending. tomorrow on "washington journal" we'll discuss president obama's nominee for defense secretary former nebraska senator chuck hagel. our guest is gary schmidt with the american enterprise institute followed by emerging markets in developing country. we're joined with morgan stanley investment management. he spends one week in a different developing country and will discuss his book "breakout nations." live on washington journal on c-span. >> if you ask how many are self-identified libertarians, depending on which poll you look at, you might be getting between 10% and 15%. if you ask questions like if you give people a battery of questions about different ideological things like do you believe in x and do you believe in y? then you
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am EST
in washington, he gave to the a.f.l.c.i.o. in 1961. we don't need two movements. if you would agree t desegregate unions, we would have one movement. they rejected him and rejected that offer. andy young tells a story in the introduction to a book called "the closing door" and he says, you know, after king was assassinated, the johnson administration came with affirmative action and at the time, you may have read if not remembered, the civil rights movement, martin luther king had turned to full employment and poor people's campaigns as a principal demand. and the johnson administration, rather than coming up with full employment came up with affirmative action. you won't see eyes on the prize, black people marching on the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, native americans, that was the division. when affirmative actn happened, we knew it would only help the upper middle class within the black community, a very small percentage of african-americans kids were going to go to these elite colleges that affi
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am EST
the refugee program. we saw that in the case of the two individuals arrested in kentucky. in that case, we don't actually believe that those two individuals deliberately got into the united states through the refugee program. in the aftermath of their entrance to the united states, given their desire to support terrorist groups overseas and to the previous terrorist involvement that had come to light, they were security risks. when we look at the potential and the future for terrorist groups to exploit the refugee program, we have concerns. we have the enhanced security and vetting procedures. we have intelligence test driven processes regardless of the immigration program that a terrorist act may see to use or travel to the united states. we are reviewing intelligence on a regular basis. >> with respect to your question about information sharing, we are customers of the agency's that hold national security information. it is a tremendously cooperative relationship. we have relationships and the information flows and not only comes to us to help us make better decisions, there are instances wh
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
for being here this evening and thank you for being here on a friday night. i don't do this for a living so you're going to have to fill in in the middle. let's start off with we all know the wonderful shows and movies you've been involved with, many of which have overlapped with politics from "homeland," "the queen", so the first thing i'd like to ask -- i'd like to talk about the shows "homeland" and "the queen." where did those come from in the first place? >> "24" came from a basic idea, two writers. joel said it was an in the shower idea. i'm thinking about television and in television there are 22 or 24 episodes in a season, thinking about the number 24 and said could you do an entire series of television over the course of one day. and i was an executive at fox at the time and when he came in and said this to me and that was an intriguing notion could you do an entire series of television over one day real time. then he laid out the barest bones of a story that would support that. it's a guy day of the california primary first an african-american was shot at the white house and he go
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am EST
don't you look at mars? some people have been doing some ratio-type orbits. it took 56 different spacecraft in order to give you something that was beginning to look practical. i looked at that, and i came up with one or bet that cycles from earth, five months later swings by mars, comes back to earth, keeps doing the same thing. there are called aldrin orbits. it is not the best, by it begins to pioneer a way that has now evolved into every other opportunity we have -- the speeds of approach by earth and mars are very low. there are lots of advantages to having to rather than one -- two rather than one. purdue university and buzz aldrin have publicized these things. it establishes a transportation system on into the future. not just once -- and you have to build another series of spacecraft. all you do is join up with us and get off when you get there. since 1985 -- not yet. >> a recent graduate and discouraged job-seeker -- the question is, you have had so many successes. what is an important phase you are set back that has impacted you, and what is your future success? you had
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 9:40pm EST
give a dam about, and make a very interesting -- you don't give a damn about, and make it very interesting. please welcome brooke gladstone. [applause] >> thank you for coming tonight. i will like to start with your book. you talk about a number of media bias is. one of my favorites is the narrative bias. the media takes a story and a matter what it is, come up with a beginning, middle, and an end. we have just gone through an election in which there were thousands of just such recorded a events. i am wondering - do you think we miss a lot when presidential elections are treated primarily as a four year heavyweight battle to the death beginning literally the day after the last election as health? >> we miss some things. i am careful not to complete the condemn horse race covers. that is a big part of the story. the problem is what is being covered? 1 gets completely fixated and it unt for who said this. some of these are quite revealing. you have here 47% remark which anyone would argue -- your 47% in march which anyone could argue could be extremely revelatory. he said he did
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 12:40am EST
, the head of fox news said to his staff before the election, it looks like obama is winning. don't act like somebody ran over your dog. some did, but mostly they didn't. >> we live in an age now where this is possible to be sealed away from it be that does not agree with your own. is it really that different from the way the press used to behave? we live in an age of cable news network. is it now possible for one point of view it ever really except another point of view? view?cept abonother point of >> you are right about history. a big part of my book recounts the history of journalism from the invention of the written word to the year 2042. what i find is over and over again that golden period that so many people refer to is basically a golden age of media. contrary to media trends of the media getting cheaper and cheaper, there with the creation of a medium that was slightly more essential. required assembling enormous audiences, and how do you do that? it marginalizes outsiders and appeals to a broad middle. if you want to watch television, you will have to find yourself identifying wit
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
you, i don't know. at the end of the day, instead of taking $24 billion in savings, mitch mcconnell's position was to continue $5 billion per year in subsidies that the majority of folks have said should not be paid at all. and he fought to continue those direct subsidies. they say they want more cuts, but when it comes to wealthy farmers that have high prices and do not use subsidies, they seem very willing to jeopardize the rest of agriculture to protect those subsidies. that is wrong, in my book, and we need an agricultural bill that effectively works for all of agriculture and for the taxpayers. that is our responsibility as well. >> you will have a new ranking member, thad cochran. there was the idea that you were both interested in northern farmers and their crops. i know you have said there had to be balance. how does senator cochran coming to the position of ranking member affect how this will go forward this year? >> i'm really looking forward to working with senator cochran. he and i have talked briefly. his staff has reached out to mine already. they have already met. we
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm EST
to $700 million. today, we're talking -- i don't know if i should tell you that because other governments will hear me and not help us anymore. $7 billion in our reserves. more than 30 universities private and public. roads, electricity, the future holds clear and progress and prosperity but the standards of our region and afghanistan. now will afghanistan, 10 years from now be a very prosperous country? will they have resolved all the difficulties? will afghanistan be a super power? no. but afghanistan will be a country that will be moving forward. education will grow better. thousands of students will graduate in our own universities. thousands more will come from studies abroad who are now studying abroad. the democracy and institutions that democracy requires will grow, there will be more elections. there will be more institutional reform. there will be a better government but afghanistan will continue to face problems, there may be violence and there might be other challenges as we move forward but the speed of progress will move and will not stop. will afghanistan remember the unite
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
as we know it. i think i am very lucky in having the job that i do, because i don't have the leisure to be incredibly blessed doubt it for my childhood. that was a world that i was not part of an was unlikely to ever be a part of. the kind of coverage that we get from anybody with a cell phone, all over the world, sullivan unreliable, is still astonishing and necessary. you brought up the arab spring. it brought up real-life coverage of hurricane sandy. it is everywhere we need to be, to paraphrase some advertisement or other. it is a great, wonderful new world. the big difference is that you as the news consumer have to do the work they did not have to do before. you have to choose your pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and very your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
don't believe anyone should hold the -- >> i don't believe anyone should hold the american people ransom for what they could not get done in the ballot box. paying for our debts in the past -- for things we did, we borrowed money. republicans and democrats alike past these budgets -- passed these budgets. in our publicans are saying they don't want to pay for the things they voted for -- now republicans are saying they don't want to pay for things they voted for in past budget. to allow them to put conditions on the balance deal by saying we are going to ask for a ransom, devastating cuts to social security and medicare, in order to cover costs for things like the bush tax cuts, unpaid wars in iraq and afghanistan -- i agree with the president. the american people should not be held hostage with this game of using the debt ceiling as a way to try to extract what you could not get through the ballot ox. i would urge the president to move forward and continue to have the economy grow, let the government move forward, don't let this be a way that anyone in congress tries to manipulat
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Jan 13, 2013 5:30am EST
. at this don had be actively not unhelpful. we failed to keep up to the standard and to succeed in addition to the years. the third carriage that we've failed to perceive was a failure to perceive for chelation earlier than we did it. there were a a a certain number of the policy and leadership that was prepared to be all stunned if. that would -- we send them to the guantanamo and negative signal of the those who might consider coopting and being co octave into this system. took as almost addicted to preserve the promise. nevertheless, despite the promise and despite international 10 years of on we are still engaged in a counterinsurgency campaign at into afghanistan, i think we have come a long way then many of us realize. i think some of it is realized in a recent poll just a couple of weeks ago contradiction between south america a filler high degree of optimism. 52% of the afghans think their country is going and then to the right direction. a 53% of them say they are don't prosperous than they were five years ago. the reasons that they side is better security, more schools, lower reco
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Jan 13, 2013 4:15pm EST
the policies that are due, there are areas where spending goes up. i don't think any of us want to be saying people should not be able to collect social security benefits when they are 65. that and medicare for people who are retiring are driving aggregate spending levels. on the discretionary side, we are cutting spending. >> which is why we are baffled you haven't tackled entitlements driving our long-range projections of the cliff. speaking of those long-range projections, i look at the claims you are reducing the deficit in the long term. we have enough trouble projecting 10 quarters and the future without rejecting 10 years. but look at when you are doing and you take the current year's funding of $165 million and pay for operations in afghanistan, including the surge, you then project it out for 10 years that this represents your current policy base line. you then estimates place the $50 billion for the war from 2013 to 2021 and count the lower funding relative to this current policy baseline as a $ 1.1 trillion spending cut. you take the related debt service -- are you guys really pla
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
. why doesn't he moved to israel and joined the knesset because many of us don't feel like he feels about israel and their politicians should not have to be vetted by a coward like lieberman or lindsey graham. host: why are you calling them a coward? caller: it is all about israel to these clowns and i am sick of it. we give these people $3 billion per year and all they do is give us guff. that is why. host: we are taking your phone calls this morning. about foreign policy challenges in 2013. this is the opening section of "usa today" - >there are other stories in noting that the former senator, chuck hagel, when he was in office, approved about $38 billion in aid for the jewish state along with multiple trips to beat -- to meet with leaders there. that is a little bit of background on chuck hagel. david, indianapolis, democratic caller -- caller: good morning. i wanted to comment on the changes in the foreign policy that we will see. i agree with the last speaker, i believe the israelis need to be rained down. these guys used hawks, they elect hawks to take over their government an
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
idiots and we are stupid and don't know anything, that is because this is the kind of information being given to us. in the 1980's, when reagan was president, he said that there was $3 trillion in surplus in social security. and that was too much money to be sitting there. gradually, congress and the whole government started siphoning money off to pay the debt. that is what they have been doing. guest: it gets to a fundamental question about social security, as to whether it is a completely separate program that is not a part of the federal government, that is not a redistributive in any way, in effect, taking money from us as a society and redirecting it to those most in need. it was not conceived that way. it was conceived as an individual retirement cushion that everybody could tap into. when you get back to the generational issues on this, young folks tend to be a little bit more supportive of the redistribution will notion. really, social security is not necessarily something different from other government program. maybe higher-income people ought to pay a little bit more than low
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
one day they don't. it is not a gradual process as neil ferguson has pointed out. -- niall ferguson has pointed out. these things are impossible to predict. they can be set on by a bit of bad budget news. >> ? -- bob? >> unlike greece and other countries, it is not that we do not have the financial ability to solve the problem. they do not. greece does not have debt. -- does not have that. we have the political will. -- we lack the political will. it is a different political situation. the other thing to keep in mind is we have not gotten the usual signal from bond markets are interest rates that you are living beyond your means. interest rates will go up. we have a weak economy. our fed has taken a set of policies for two years and now we're going to keep interest rates close to zero. that is a very unusual thing. it has eliminated one of the signals that the public and market and leaders look to for action. >> what do you think? >> the markets themselves are also telling us that interest rates are incredibly low because of the weak global economy. on the one hand i can talk about
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Jan 13, 2013 12:45pm EST
of the camps. >> don't forget your kaine. >> right. thanks. >> good evening. i did not vote for you. and very much impressed. i would love to have a beer with you some time and talk man-to- man. the second amendment does not give us the right to bear arms. it is in down to us by our creator. -- in doubt it to us by our creator. the sediment -- the second amendment helps the government from firelight are gun rights. three months ago i legally purchased and ar-15. i go to the range of touchholes and paper. my family is safer. if there was some wind out of your shooting children will love to have my gun in their hands and the skills to operate it. the four shootings are at an all-time low. coincidence? i do not think so. december 17 the shooting as san antonio, and man walked into a theater and started shooting. and our citizens stood up and shot him. there were no other deaths. when the police respond the average death toll is 14. when an armed citizen response, the average that toll is two. >> good evening. i am a second amendment never geadvocate. i want to fix this problem as much as you. so
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
whose data is actually presented. we don't have a very good matching ability the person whose information being sent is actually the person who is being hired. but despite these weaknesses, everify, one has to say, has left the station. it is not any more a phenomenon. those pilot programs that resulted in the termination of everify, i think that speculation is over. everify will remain a permanent part of our immigration legal system. the only issue is at what pace and in what level will it become mandatory, and how do we determine the deficiencies that are currently in the system. there are two other developments which i will quickly touch on in the work force enforcement system. one i think many of you know that the bauks fundamentally shifted its poll di-- obama administration fundamentally shifted its policy by moving away from targeting unauthorized immigrants through high-profile rates to targeting actually employers who hire unauthorized workers. since june -- since january of 2009, i.c.e. has audited more than 8,000 employers. it has debarred 726 companies and imposed
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Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
energy it takes from members. but i don't think that the members who are going to be the most involved in the fiscal cliff spending kinds of discussions are the same ones who are going to be pushing on immigration. and as long as you have someone in the senate, like majority leader harry reid, who also wants to move forward, i think you're still going to see some action. host: let's hear what president obama had to say. this is when he was on "meet the press" right before the new year, him talking to david gregory. >> i'm asking about time frame, as you well know, your second-term president, even having one re-election, your capital is limited. what is your single priority of the second term? what is the equivalent to healthcare? >> well, there are a couple of things that we need to get done. i've said that fixing our broken i will great system is a top priority -- our broken immigration system is a top priority. i will introduce legislation to get that done. we've talked about it long enough. we know how we can fix it. we can do it in a comprehensive way that the american people suppo
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Jan 11, 2013 10:30pm EST
keep pushing, asking, hoping. butdon't always get a yes, you certainly don't get one if you don't fight for it. i pushed to make coal mining safer. in one of the peak moments of my career, i threatens to keep the senate over christmas, looking at me in total shock. i meant it to keep them over christmas if it did not pass the cola act. -- the coal act. [applause] i simply would not abide the injustice of an industry going back on the promise of lifetime health care for its retirees. something that really goes all the way back to a deal that john lewis and harry truman made in 1946. the united mine workers and i insisted on a new law that we called the coal act protecting 200,000 miners and their families today. we actually helped avert a nationwide coal strike in 1994. in that fight, and so many others, we have been proud to stand with the working men and women of america. steelworkers, teachers, nurses, and everyone deserves a fair wage and a safe place to work with a basic health care. [applause] our country cannot be as great as it should be unless our workers voices are heard and re
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Jan 7, 2013 1:15am EST
. but we don't want to lose "the times" culturally. one of the things they are trying to do is become much more of a national paper. half of their readership is outside of new york. so that too is a possibility. another thing that they can do is localize the paper, have pages in every major city which speak to the cultural events there and which speaks to the sports there, the weather there. and they've done that a little bit. there is now a san francisco edition, a chicago edition -- no, there is a san francisco, bay area, the chicago is still in the works. san francisco, bay area and texas actually. so -- that's not right. i said that wrong. san francisco, chicago and one in texas. they are localizing it and they can localize it in many other places. they could do in atlanta and miami. those of you who read the i.h.. the know sometimes it is localized. so "the times" is trying to survive and there are many ways it might survive. they issue of course extremely optimistic financial reports it will get better and it will get better. around that leads me to my final sentence which is to quot
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Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
talked about would not only make sure the taxes don't go up on middle- class families, it also would extend tax credits for families with children, it would extend our tuition tax credit that has helped millions of families pay for college, it would extend tax credits for clean energy companies that are creating jobs, it would extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans who are actively looking for jobs out there. i have to say that ever since i took office, throughout the campaign, and over the last couple of months, my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain or whatever you want to call it, that solves the deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way that does not just deal with taxes but also spending so that we can put all this behind us and focus on growing our economy. with this congress, that was obviously too much to hope for at this time. [laughter] maybe we can do it in stages. we will solve this problem instead in several steps. in 2011, we started reducing the deficit throug
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
don't think is in the danger of collapse. so i personally don't see any reason why iran national army should not be able to hold its on without the coalition troops and effectively counter any attacks by the taliban or any other military force. it was able to with stand with the forces which were more organized in that con tecks. it was only after the sove yet union collapsed. as for the drones, that this prevents a kind of paradox or die lem ma. it says that as a cure and a cause of the aggregation -- aggravation. to counter extremism what is required by both pakistan is to address the challenge closely and to coor rate with each other. they also need to realize that the continuation of the concept is dangerous for both of them. there is no roysy scenario after 2014. there is no silver bullet that will end the conflict neatly and quickly. what one can hope that the conflict and violence will taper off after time. that is to help development the iran economy. reconstruction and development will generate the civilization. the outside players can best contribute by keeping in check thei
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Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
don't have to impose a huge amount of pain to resolve the social security question. >> let's say the best for last which is medicare. it was remarkable that during the entire fiscal cliff debate, the political system was silent on the issue of medicare. there was all this talk earlier by house republicans who voted for a dramatic change in the structure of medicare but during the fiscal cliff debate, over the last month or so, i heard almost no words about medicare. both parties seem to be terrified about even talking about it. what was going on? are there ways to get sufficient money from medicare to address the fiscal issue without entirely reforming the system that? >> it was evident what was going on. social security and medicare must be the two most politically popular programs ever invented. they affect a huge amount of people. it really is hard for politicians to attack those programs. know what you do to make reform more acceptable. that is what i am so pessimistic for the long run. i think it will take some sort of crisis to get reforms and those popular programs. >> wha
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Jan 6, 2013 4:15pm EST
speaker, my name is sean patrick maloney. i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today even when our fellow americans are suffering. a long time ago i honored from my mom and dad, jim and joan maloney, and father bill nolan, a much better rule, the golden rule, americans by all parties live by it, the people of new york, new jersey and hudson valley live by it. bart and diana tyler of kellogg's hardware store in catona live by it. they lent critical supplies in the hour of maximum need and consoled them. they didn't make their neighbors wait 68 days for help. they didn't say they could do more later. they acted with speed and with caring. this new congress can start a new today. we can act with speed and caring. we don't need to wait. i urge my colleagues to bring this additional relief to the floor as soon as possible and support the bill today. i yield back my time. >> gentleman's time's expired. >> continue to reserve. how much time do i have remaining? >> 2.25 minutes remaining. >>
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Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm EST
're involved in? >> well, i don't think i can overstate how much it galvanized people. i think people saw an opening to talk about this issue that had been swept under the rugby politicians and others, neither the president nor romney talked about climate change during the election. suddenly people began to talk about the issue which was good. mayor bloomberg here, his endorsement on the president in part on climate change. so i think the storm, the prolonged drought affecting our nation's crops, they don't change everything. it doesn't mean we've won the battle but do open up the conversation from which we can begin to make the changes that we desperately need to make. >> good. well, again, we'll come back to issues around that. but let's hear the last set of predictions from governor whitman who was, of course, the head of e.p.a. under george w. bush. and also the -- prior to that the 50th governor of the state of new jersey, governor of the state of new jersey, as you will know, has more powers in the state, i think, than any other governor. it's a very important position. and now she
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Jan 11, 2013 1:00am EST
down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. [applause] don't embarrass him. [laughter] on a personal note, tim has been a wonderful friend and a dependable adviser throughout these last four years. there is an unofficial saying over at the treasury "no peacocks, no jerks, no whiners." that would be a good saying for all of washington. no one embodies that better than tim geithner. i had to get on my knees two years ago to convince him to stay on a little bit longer, and i could not be more grateful to carol and the entire geithner family for allowing him to make the sacrifices that are cabinet members ask of their families in serving their country. the fact is, while a lot of work remains, especially to build new pathways for working folks to rise into the middle class, our position is better for tomorrow than most of the countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions have been made and carried out. i understand that tim is ready for a break. obviously, we are sad to see him go. i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at the treasury than j
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm EST
of the pace of history when we now withdraw all forces from afghanistan, people don't remember what has happened over the last six years. you think back six years ago to december of 2006, afghanistan was literally on fire. this map is ofing baghdad and each of these plots are actually incidents that took place. this is from january of 2006 to the end of 2006 with the increase of civilian deaths and inclees of improvised explosive device that is took place. iraq was in the middle of a full blown civil war with 3,000 iraq quis killing each other every single month and there was very little thought to how that was going to correct itself. and many of you may remember the political controversy that faced the bush administration at the time. the important decision that is were made at the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2007 and are now coming out in all of the books are use to feel go back and look at. it was an important decision where president bush agreed with prime minister malachi the prime minister of iraq to surge 30,000 troops into iraq and 30,000 troops into baghdad to be able to
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Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. many of our democrat colleagues just don't seem to get it. throughout the fiscal cliff discussions the president and the democrats who control washington repeatedly refused to take any meaningful steps to make washington li within its means. that position is irresponsible, and fails to acknowledge what every family in america already knows. when you have no money in your account, and your credit cards are maxed out, then the spending must stop. that's the current financial reality facing america aps we turn our attention toward future discussions on the debt limit and the budget we must identify responsible ways to tackle washington's wasteful spending. so as the house returns for the 1 sp 9sdz congress in 2013 our resolution is clear. we're committed to making our economy stronger and healthier and getting our spending under control by making washington fully accountable to you. the hard working taxpayers of america. we're going to fight wasteful washington spending and deliver the accountability you demand and we call on the president and congressional democrats to join us in tha
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
it a major reform act. i don't consider tax reform and adjustment of rates. i consider it a simplification of rules. the rules have gotten more complex every year, and there is no expectation that will change. int: let's go to ed columbia, maryland. caller: 80 professor williams and can talk about the estate tax -- maybe professor williams and can talk about the estate tax, about the rates, to whom does it apply. at if i am looking down the road of making some kind of gift to my kids or my grandkids, how does the estate tax come into play, and how do the new tax rates come into play with respect to that? i will hang up and listen to his response. host: don williamson may have follow up. any questions about -- any answer to his question about the estate tax, giving gifts to his kids? guest: there is a whole other regime of taxation in this country called the estate tax, and there are gift taxes that go with it. those rules -- there was a time where, in 2010, there was no estate tax in this country, and it was a wonderful opportunity that died, came back in 2011. it was going to come back in
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
that the american people expect us to have. they don't expect washington -- and in this case, congress, and really in this case, one house of congress -- to do enormous harm to the economy for partisan reasons. >> i wonder if today on the front page of the new york times, on the photo of the senior staff with the president, when the new york times caption says, "try to find valerie jarrett," whether the president was embarrassed that here was a picture of his supposed senior staff and you could not see a visible woman. >> well, first of all, as you know, and i would point you the content of the story as opposed to the headline or the photograph, the president's senior staff here is well -- women are well represented in the president's senior staff here. two of the three deputies -- deputy chiefs of staff are women. the white house counsel is a woman. a woman runs homeland security for this country, secretary napolitano. there are -- the cabinet secretary in charge of the most important piece of domestic policy legislation in a generation is a woman, kathleen sebelius. and, again, i would point you
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Jan 12, 2013 1:05pm EST
jersey, they go to connecticut, why don't we bring them to upstate new york. [applause] we propose the casino plan to go to upstate new york. the plan is to bring it downstate new yorkers to upstate. if you put a casino in new york city, they will go to the new york city casino. the people coming in from out of town will go to the new york city casino. we want them going upstate and using this as a magnet to go up state. we propose a revenue split of the funds for education, 10% for local taxes, we believe the local government and the committees should have a right to support or not support and that should be a factor in this election of the facility of the location. we believe that we should have the local competition. -- hold a national competition. we should have the best casino companies in the world should come to compete. we should keep the politics out of the decision and leave it to the gaming commission. this would require a november referendum. in terms of education, the governor said the standard of education should be elevated to the highest of the chief of our responsi
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Jan 13, 2013 2:45pm EST
don't want to see him go because it is working out well for me to have him in the white house, but my loss will be the nation's game. jack has the distinction of having worked and succeeded in some of the toughest jobs in washington and the private sector. as a congressional staffer in the 1980's, he helped negotiate the deal between president reagan and tip o'neill. under president clinton, he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. for all of this talk about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it three times. he helped oversee what our nation's finest universities and largest investment banks. in my administration, he has managed operations for the state department and the budget for the entire executive branch. i have sought his advice on virtually every decision i have made from economic policy to foreign policy. one reason he has been so effective in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras. over the years, he has built a reputation as a master of p
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